Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
happy. be healthy. >>> good evening. i'm brody brazil. the texas rangers have held the top in the west for 89 days. but tonight, they have company. the oakland a's clinched a spot in the postseason last night. and just two hours ago, gave themselves a chance to actually win the division. 30,000-plus with travis blackley on the hill. geovany soto swinging in the fifth. for blackley, five strikeouts in six innings of worth. a's derek norris will single to right. nelson cruz has trouble with the ball. that will allow moss to score on the error. it's 2-1 good guys. now, bottom of the sixth, jonny gomes. petaluma's own. his solo shot makes it 3-1 a's. special today because this afternoon, gomes was given the catfish hunter award by a's. belfour gets the close. a's win 3-1. they're tied for the a.l. west lead. >> it's interesting we're at 162. you look back and keep your eye on the prize. you play the game right and follow the leader. see where you are. >> we would thought we would be here. i know we did. i know the whole team did. we believe in ourselves. as long as we believe inside this c
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. oakland dropped the number to two for clinching the number's first playoff birth since 2006. the rangers come to the final three games starting on monday with the division crown up for grabs. >>> still to come at 11:00, a south bay market just sold a winning lottery ticket. we will show you where. >>> and arnold schwarzenegger tells all in his new book including more secrets he kept from his wife maria shriver. >>> and we are three days away from the first presidential campaign debate but you might be surprised what anne romney said about her husband today if he becomes president. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am? [ female announcer ] find progresso light for a great price today at your local safeway store. . >>> afghan defense officials are calling ate misunde
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
texas to the rangers. they return home for their final six games with a two-game lead on the rays and angels. and the nonreplacement refs made the return to the nfl on thursday night. baltimore hung on against cleveland. >> what do we complain about now? how bad the real refs are? >> thanks, dave. >> we'll be right back. >>> pretty amazing, the first of its kind discovery. >> they found new evidence of an ancient stream bed on the red planet. gravel was once transported by water. the researchers estimate the stream was moving about three feet per second with a depth somewhere between ankle and hip deep. >> discovering things all the time. >> you should start doing mars weather. >> oh, my gosh. >> the weather on mars changes, doesn't it? >> there's the picture we're referring to. >> can you do a seven-day for mars? >> why not? >> there's the stream bed. >> right here across the bay area, it's going to get hot, not quite like mars heat. it's going to go up to 100 degrees saturday and sunday inland. we'll get gradual cooling wednesday and thursday. and maybe some showers for friday.
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world. >> you heard it. the a's are now the american league western division champs. six months ago, baseball experts had just written them off. but the a's fooled them all. securing the title after a sweep of the texas rangers. up next, the detroit tigers. we turn to jean elle. boy, what a game. >> jessica, this is exactly what a's fans have been dreaming about. a swing at the playoffs and, dare i say, the world series? fans tonight say they are ready for an exciting ride. >> i can't believe it. mom, they said we couldn't do it, we did it. >> the a's beat the rangers at a sold-out coliseum securing the top spot in the mesh league west heading into the playoffs. >> the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world. >> this is better than '89. i was there in '89. this is way louder. this is something that came from nowhere to overcome. and it was awesome. it was just awesome. >> fans say going from 13 games back to the top of the heap feels like magic. life-long fan rudy salazar says he couldn't take his eyes off the field.
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
-3 win against the texas rangers, you're absolutely right. they're going back to the postseason for the first time since 2006. how do you celebrate? how about putting a pie in your manager's face? >> i can't even explain it right now. we got a lot of guys here in these uniforms. these guys that grew up here, jonny gomes, pretty amazing. one thing. i've won the world series in arizona and other playoffs. it is nothing like this. >> i don't think anybody outside of this team thought we would be where we are today. and we just, the critics came a long way down the road. to do it with the team we've had is a great feeling. unbelievable. >> the celebration is great but one thing is sure for the green and gold. they don't want to celebrate too much. with this victory they're now only a game behind the first place texas rangers. and they still have two regular season games remaining which means the a's could win the a.l. west outright and forget about that whole wild card talk. we'll see how this whole thing develops. there are 21,000 fans extremely loud and every player said yes. the crow
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
are guests of the rangers. tommy malone on the hill, and josh hamilton hits this one to right. and brandon moss can't stop the ball. he charges his seventh error of the season. a costly one. bottom of the 7th, bases loaded. he flies out to right, and makes amends. a great over the shoulder catch to keep the game tied. to extras. george homers to right off mark lowe. his sixth home run of the year, gives the a's the win. they hold on to that wild card spot. and the wall street journal released a study of the most biassed broadcast teams in major league baseball. the top honor goes to the white sox broadcasters who use the term we, us and our 104 times during the game. the least biassed were glenn kuiper they only used six such comments. i wonder if they counted how many times they say meets during their broadcast. >>> we've seen the first lady make an appearance on "the tonight show." this evening it's ann romney's turn. >> i will tell you, my heart was just -- for me. i think for him too. >> was there dancing? is he a good dancer? >> you know, jay, he's gotten to be a better dancer
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
league, we'll see. >> all right. great job supporting his teammate buster posey. a's and rangers, josh hamilton, what are you thinking? ball goes under his glove. garner and moss score. oakland to the third inning we go. bases loaded, steven drew singles to center, donaldson and josh redick will score this time to make it 7-3. magic number for a playoff spot is 6. what about the san francisco 49ers. they're eager to prove their loss to the minnesota vikings. the red and gold have spent the week in youngstown, ohio preparing their bodies for sunday's showdown against the jets. jim harbaugh says his men are ready for action. >> we're going to come off a lot, get back to work, and make sure it doesn't happen again. that's the mind-set we have. we have every day. we're working that mind-set, in preparation for the game on sunday. >>> raider news before we get out of here, three sacks in three games is not going to cut it in oakland. the raiders signed andre carter. the former cal bear had ten sacks for the patriots last season, he tore his left quadriceps late in the year. now, the 11-year